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Lobstah! BOS In 3 Hrs W/US BOS-PIT-CLT-PHF Pt2+PIX  
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

TR6 Cont:

Thanks for reading on and enjoy! The first part of the TR is titled "Got Lobstah? BOS in 3Hrs w/US PHF-CLT-BOS Pt1+PIX". I hope you can fidn it and comment lol  Smile.

Enjoy  Smile !

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We took the Silver Line from the B Terminal to South Station. From South, we hopped on the Red Line. First, I promised one of my friends that I would get him a picture of his namesake. Our first station was Andrew Square Station. From there, we headed directly to Harvard Station.







Even though my dad is a shutterbug, I always tried to keep him content with picture as well as trying to move quickly. We only had four hours in Boston, three of them in the city.





























From Harvard, we hopped the Red Line back to Park St. Station. We passed briskly through Boston Commons and the Massachusetts State House.















From there, we jumped onto the Green Line towards Government Center Station. There was a big assembly in front of Boston City Hall. We quickly went to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Hall.
















Hey look! It's the beer dude  Smile  drunk 



After that, we traveled towards the Old State House. I was surprised to find part of the building was a subway station.







We then ventured onto the Orange Line to stop by Chinatown. We ran into the CVS Pharmacy to get some snacks and a pen.

After taking the Orange Line back to State, we took the Blue Line back to BOS Airport Station.





I was going to Wonderland  Smile !

We arrived at Logan around 3:30pm. We covered most of Boston (except maybe “Old Ironsides”) in about three hours. We traveled all five lines of the T in that time too. Our Boston adventure was finished and it was time to hit the skies again.

At the airport, I popped in to the US Airways Club to see if I could get the agent to sign my hat. She signed it and we were on our way. I didn’t find a shirt I liked back in Harvard, so as a last shot of desperation, I bought a Harvard shirt that cost $10 more than at Harvard. I need to start ceasing all the moments I get.










Probably my last time to see an A330 NWA  Sad



My dad and I ate a very late and called for lunch and made our way down to the lower gates of US Airways.

June 13, 2009
US3791
Air Wisconsin
BOS-PIT

CRJ – N477UW

ETD: 5:10pm
ATD: 5:08pm
ETA: 6:56pm
ATA: 6:34pm

Seat: 2F






This flight was one of the best Air Wisconsin flights I’ve had. Our F/A was funny, stating:

“The reason why we dim the cabin lights is probably technical, but for my sake, I’ve had a long day, this is my fourth flight today, and I’m having a bad hair day.”

I also noticed that she wore the old Air Wisconsin wing pin too. We hit some turbulence as the captain put the seatbelt light on. I fell asleep again and by the time I woke up, we were making our final descent into PIT. I was very excited to visit PIT again. It has been two years since I have last gone.







When we landed, the number of empty gates struck me. We pulled in to the US Airways “nook” of the airport; a major downsize from PIT’s former glory.















I had some hope when I saw the PSA logojet, hoping this would finally be my chance to ride it. When I got to the gate for my next flight, I saw the PSA jet pushback, without me  Sad Some young children were staring at the jet push back and I told them the story about the famous smile  Smile.









What also shook me was that all the stores were closed. When my dad and I went upstairs, the Club was closed for an hour already. All there was upstairs was a sleeping employee. Everybody seemed to be gathered around the McDonald’s, the only open restaurant. I got a small burger and fries. Walking through the empty terminal was a little saddening. We had to move on to our next flight.









June 13, 2009
US1582
PIT-CLT
A320 (EOW) – N111US

ETD: 7:50pm
ATD: 7:54pm
ETA: 9:13pm
ATA: 8:57pm

Seat: 4A







Sadly, this wasn’t a 319, but I was happy to get on an Airbus jet, especially one in the new color scheme. I chatted with some seat neighbors, as we had to wait for one passenger. One passenger could make one difference from leaving early to leaving on time. The flight time is only about an hour, but I tried to fit in as much typing as I could. Sadly, my battery was on the brink of dying. I tried to sleep and ended up talking to my seatmate. We approached CLT soon enough and landed.







After deplaning, we headed to the Club that we were turned away from, hoping that the agent was changed. The Club was already closed and we decided it was time for some dinner. I didn’t bother going to the C/D club because the last four times I went, it was the same people at the desk. I bought some dinner from Carolina Pit BBQ and had to go back for my fried pickle J. The server just handed me my pickle, no plate or anything. I love Charlotte J. By the end of the day, I had spent all but $13 of my $80 budget. When I went to go buy some Starbucks, this custom Charlotte Queen City Starbucks mug caught me eye. I ended up buying it, leaving me $2 left.

We headed to E1 where our fifth flight of the day departed from.


US2574

PSA Airlines

CLT-PHF

ETD: 10:30pm

ATD: 10:34pm

ETA: 11:46pm

ATA: 11:46pm

Seat: 2A

This flight was at night, so here are this flight’s only pictures.





When we were second for departure during CLT’s night rush, I noticed lightning in the opposite direction we were taking off in. As we climbed, the lightning lessened. My dad was asleep and I was about to fall asleep, but the lightning and my iPod touch kept me entertained. We soon landed back in PHF and the passengers made the way upstairs.

When we got to the end of the exit, the gate was down and locked, trapping us inside the airport. There were a few people in the terminal, who watched us call for help. A police officer soon came and called for back up. Why? He didn’t have a key either. We were all cracking jokes at the matter. The restaurant visible from the entrance still had their TV running. Sorry no pics on this part, it’s part of the security checkpoint.

To sum it up in numbers, this trip had:

Five Flights
Five MBTA T Lines

Four Airports
Four States
Four Hours in Boston

Three CRJs

Two Mainline Jets

One Great City: Boston

And to answer the question: Yeah I got Lobstah!

Please Comment! All comments welcome, constructive and criticizing. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to read the other part of the TR!

Mark  Smile


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User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5102 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
By the end of the day, I had spent all but $13 of my $80 budget. When I went to go buy some Starbucks, this custom Charlotte Queen City Starbucks mug caught me eye. I ended up buying it, leaving me $2 left.

Thats an expensive coffee mug!


User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

It sounds like you had a fun day. I love Boston. Plus, I am glad to see you flew through PIT. Maybe, just maybe if more people did that US would add more flights to PIT.


God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

Thanks for the comments!

Quoting IcLCY (Reply 1):
Thats an expensive coffee mug

yeah I know, its really nice though. I'll take a pic of my loot soon  Smile

Quoting Jeffrey1970 (Reply 2):
It sounds like you had a fun day.

Yep, it was. I really do miss PIT's glory days. The busy concourses with people actually connecting to flights has been replaced with the scarce line of people heading to Baggage claim every time a flight comes in and a steady stream of customers at the only restaurant open: McDonald's  Sad



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User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

1 screen of departures in PIT? Sad. I remember right after that terminal opened, slam packed with USAir departures and they only went out a few hours. I also remember having to walk from the end of B to the end of A.

User currently offlineKlemmi85 From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

Great second part  Wink

However, although I've never been to PIT before, I don't think I missed something, looks... "dead" inside....  Smile Hope it wasn't scary like in the movie of Stephen King, you know the one where they become stranded on some airport without anyone but themselves  Smile


User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4462 times:



Quoting Klemmi85 (Reply 5):
However, although I've never been to PIT before, I don't think I missed something, looks... "dead" inside.... Smile Hope it wasn't scary like in the movie of Stephen King, you know the one where they become stranded on some airport without anyone but themselves Smile

lmao...ha, ha, ha. PIT is a good airport. It is just kind of sad that it is no longer a hub for US, because US used to be very integral to the city of Pittsburgh. After all, Pittsburgh is where Usairways grew up so to speak.



God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

Thanks for the replies!

Quoting TheGMan (Reply 4):
. I also remember having to walk from the end of B to the end of A.

One time, I came into PIT from SFO going onto PHL. We got into B27 and connected to B29 or something like that lol  Smile. We just made it  Wink

Quoting Klemmi85 (Reply 5):
of Stephen King, you know the one where they become stranded on some airport without anyone but themselves

Lol, that's was more like when they wouldn't let us out in PHF!

Quoting Jeffrey1970 (Reply 6):
After all, Pittsburgh is where Usairways grew up so to speak.

True, true. US should put up a memorial there lol  Smile. I hope they'll go back to PIT. PHL is too congested anyway, but they do need to pick up the DC and NYC traffic  Smile



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User currently offlineMKP1013 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Nice second part! Where did you get the lobster from? Legal Seafood in Logan or somewhere else?

User currently offlineHenkybaby From Netherlands, joined May 2008, 593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Great reports. I love Boston. I miss it...


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User currently offlineEWRkid1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

I was in PIT in late February.....place was pretty much a dead zone. More than half the gates are unused. Great report though.

-EWRkid1990


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4060 times:



Quoting MKP1013 (Reply 8):
Legal Seafood

 checkmark  the bisque lol. That counts  Smile



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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Nice report

US seem good... but wait, where's the lobstah?

thanks for sharing

[Edited 2009-06-17 07:27:07]

[Edited 2009-06-17 07:27:46]


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4018 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
There was a big assembly in front of Boston City Hall. We quickly went to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Hall.

That would be Boston's annual Gay Pride parade and festival that ends at City Hall Plaza.  Smile

Glad you enjoyed my home city. Great report!

LH423



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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3843 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
US seem good... but wait, where's the lobstah?

I didn't take pics of the bisque, but I do have lobstah  Smile. I'll post pic on Friday

Quoting LH423 (Reply 13):
That would be Boston's annual Gay Pride parade and festival

I think I got that from the flags at the Mass State House and around the city lol.



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User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Great report. It's awful to see that State Station on the MBTA is still under construction, they started that at least five years ago.

I'm curious, why do you get the signatures on your hat?



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